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Public borrowing eyed, Tk 73,828cr

The government has planned to borrow Tk 73,828 crore from banking and non-banking sectors in the coming fiscal year

PM flies to Austria today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave for Vienna today to attend the International Conference on the International Atomic Energy

Trump's G-7 deal on trade

Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration

Budget session starts tomorrow

The 16th session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) is going to begin at 11am tomorrow. President Abdul Hamid

Fasting is a pillar of Islam

Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and the greatest Ibadah (duty performed by humans for obtaining

BD-origin Canadian girl gets Nat'l Award

Ishita Ashraf, a Bangladeshi-Canadian student of the University of British Columbia (UBC), along with her team members won the

'We are dumbfounded at statue reinstallation'

Amir of Hefazat-E-Islam Allama Shafi said on Sunday that he and his party's leaders are dumbfounded at the reinstallation

15% VAT unchanged

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the uniform VAT rate will remain unchanged at 15 percent.There's a lot of

Statue of Lady Justice returns

The statue of Lady Justice removed from the Supreme Court premises has been reinstalled yesterday on nearby annex building

PM to urge peaceful use of nuclear energy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Vienna Confe-rence on Tuesday will urge global leaders to shun nuclear proliferation and instead

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'Philippines soldiers can rape during Martial Law'

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte — congratulated last month by Donald Trump for his murderous war on

S Korea's vivacious new First Lady charms the nation

Seven years after dating a man who was put behind bars twice for staging pro-democracy protests, Ms Kim Jung Sook

Faced with ban, Myanmar hardline Ma Ba Tha monks change name

Myanmar's ultra-nationalist Ma Ba Tha movement announced Sunday (May 28) it was rebranding under a new name, days after Buddhist

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday (May 28) to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst

Pakistan calls on UN, int'l community to stop violence in Kashmir

Pakistan on Saturday called on the UN and the international community to stop the violence

Myanmar must investigate 'army beating' video

Myanmar authorities must investigate a video showing men in military uniforms viciously beating handcuffed detainees suspected of being ethnic rebel

Bangladeshis among 6 killed in Saudi road crash

Six people were killed and 81 others were injured in a five-bus collision on Madinah-Qassim highway

Sri Lanka mudslide, flood deaths rise to 126; 97 missing

Sri Lankan rescuers are taking advantage of improvingweather and receding floodwaters to reach thousands of people in

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July-April sees better revised ADP implementation

The implementation rate of the Revised Annual Development Programme (RADP) during the July-April period of the outgoing fiscal year fared

BD set to get $616m from ADB for power sector dev

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $ 616 million to Bangladesh to implement a project for enhancing the coverage

Khaleda takes iftar with orphans, alem-ulema

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia took iftar with orphans and alem-ulema (Islamic scholars) on the first

Govt plans to borrow Tk 73,828 cr in 2017-18 FY

The government has planned to borrow Tk 73,828 crore from banking and the non-banking sectors in the new fiscal year

ACC sues ex-IFIC bank director

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday filed a case against a former director of

BIMSTEC FTA must go above, beyond: CPD

“The BIMSTEC FTA must impact above and beyond the bilateral and other trade agreements among

Rain brings relief to city dwellers

Light rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm swept different parts of the capital at Sunday noon brought

SC upholds Aslam Chy’s bail in sedition case

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a High Court order that

Full verdict in blogger Rajib murder case published

A 163-page verdict for killing blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in 2015 was published on the

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Donald Trump ends overseas trip

With trouble facing him back home, US President Donald Trump ended his nine-day overseas journey in dramatic fashion on

Mosul Civilians 'in grave danger'

Civilians are being hit hardest as Iraq's military assault on Mosul enters its final phase,

UK lowers attack threat level

British intelligence experts no longer believe another attack is imminent after police made significant progress in their investigation into a

BA delays expected as flights resume

British Airways has warned of further delays and cancellations as it resumes flights following the major IT failure that saw

New poll forecasts May’s election ‘debacle’

A new opinion poll has suggested that Theresa May is risking being ousted from Downing Street as Labour is on

Federal officials in Alaska probe 2 plane crashes; 4 dead

Federal investigators say 2 planes crashed more than 600 miles apart in Alaska almost simultaneously

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Why hasn’t this key government post been filled?

Most important, when the president makes the nomination, he demonstrates that the administration cares about civil rights issues and will

Has UK wage inflation peaked yet?

Wage inflation is supposed to pick up once unemployment gets down to a level at which scarcity of labour means

Why the US military can’t succeed in training foreign armies

It was big news last month when 7,000 U.S.-trained and -equipped Afghan security troops failed to defend the northern city

The Nexen-CNOOC deal: How to define ‘net benefit’?

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas, has placed a bid

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The other deepwater battleground

China imports most of its oil by sea, and 80 percent of it crosses the Indian Ocean before it passes

Moore Capital Management hedge fund trader Greg Coffey retires at age 41 with $665 million

London-based Greg Coffey also has a portfolio of luxury properties dotted all over the world.Sydney-born and Macquarie University graduated Coffey,

10 brilliant quotes from Warren Buffett – the world’s greatest investor

Warren Buffett, an 82-year-old American worth about $44 billion and nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha”, is the most quoted investor

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Chawkbazar still number one

Despite iftar shops flourishing and proliferating all over the capital, residents of Dhaka on Sunday still marked the onset

Alibaba buys stake in Lianhua Supermarket to expand retail business

ALIBABA has made another major effort in the physical retail space as it announced on

US revives two infra projects in Asia to counter China's One Belt One Road

The US has revived two major infrastructure projects in South and Southeast Asia in which

Beef Tk 475 a kg during Ramadan

Prices of meat in Dhaka during Ramadan have been set after a discussion with businesses and steps will be taken

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Solar power sets new electricity record supplying of UK demand

Solar panels have set a new record for electricity generation, providing nearly a quarter of the demand. As much

Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel

A gray dinosaur statue outside south Florida's largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but

'Keep working until you're 70'

Oil price plummets despite deal to extend output cut

The price of oil has plummeted by about 5%, despite oil-producing nations agreeing to extend production

Trump budget proposes deep cut to US oil stockpile

President Donald Trump's budget released Tuesday proposed radically downsizing the US Strategic

Nokia makes millions in Apple patent row

Apple and Nokia have settled a dispute over the use of patented technology in smartphones and agreed to "co-operate".In December,

Amazon CEO wants to colonize moon

Amazon has conquered American retail — now it’s aiming for the stars.Company chief Jeff Bezos

Greece fails to secure fresh bailout funds

Greece has failed to secure a deal to unlock the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout

Petrol, diesel cars will vanish in 8 years: Study

There has been a lot of talk about fossil fuels going extinct and though there are

Ford 'to replace chief executive'

Ford chief executive Mark Fields is set to depart following a major reshuffle at the car

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Akhtaruzzaman Flyover likely to open in June

The construction of Akhtaruzzaman Chowd-hury Flyover from Muradpur to WASA has almost been completed. The flyover, will be opened

Acute load shedding, water crisis make life miserable

Acute load shedding coupled with the scarcity of water amid the continuing intolerable heat wave has made the civic

Mahbubul Alam re-elected CCCI president

Mahabubul Alam has been re-elected as President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry CCCI on Monday.  Mohammad Nurun

Ship owners reunite at WTCC

After getting divided into factions a few days ago, leaders of ship owners have decided to reunite and work

CCC mayor's mother honored on Mother's Day

Bangabandhu Sangs-kritik Jote, Chittagong District Committee accorded a reception to Fatema Johra, the mother of mayor of Chittagong City

Tobacco cultivation increasing in districts

Tobacco cultivation has spread to five more districts including two hill districts. Sources said, the districts where tobacco cultivation

CCC to renovate UN Park

Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) has taken a decision to renovate the swimming pool at United Nation (UN) Park and

11 gold bars, ornaments seized at Ctg airport

The Customs Intelligence Department of Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport recovered a total of 11 gold bars and huge

Biman to operate wide-bodied aircraft to Cox's Bazar weekly

The Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Monday decided to operate two Dhaka-Cox's Bazar flights with its wide-bodied aircraft weekly taking

Sheikh Hasina strolls on Inani beach

It was a trip down the memory lane for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her visit to Inani beach

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Farah runs year's fastest 5,000m in Oregon

British double Olympic champion Mo Farah made his last U.S. track race a special one, running the year's fastest 5,000

England win ODI series vs South Africa with 2-run win

Seamer Mark Wood bowled a sensational last over for England to beat top-ranked South Africa

ICC security head assures players and fans safety

Ronnie Flanagan, the chairman of the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU), has assured players and fans of safety

Balance key to Tigers' success

Bangladesh will start their ICC Champions Trophy campaign when they will take on host England in the opening match

Balance key for Tigers in Champions Trophy comeback

While the format of the Champions Trophy meant that Bangladesh missed out on spots

Man Utd target 3 or 4 signings in 'crazy' transfer window

Manchester United are likely to limit their summer spending to three or four key

Morgan, Moeen star in handsome victory

Eoin Morgan is an England captain who senses his time has come. He has reshaped England's

Man Utd beat Ajax to win Europa League

Manchester United claimed their second major trophy of the season and secured Champions League

Tigers claim 6th Position in ODI ranking

Bangladesh claim the sixth position in ICC ODI rankings as they beat New Zealand in their tri-series at the Clantorf

Tigers restrict Kiwis to 270

Thanks to brilliant bowing at death overs Bangladesh has restricted New Zealand to 270 for the loss of 8

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42 JU students get bail

A Dhaka court granted bail to the 42 students of Jahangirnagar University, who were arrested with links to vandalism in

Woman hacked to death by husband in Natore

A man allegedly hacked his wife to death and also injured himself over a

Lightning strike kills fisherman in Laxmipur

A fisherman was died and four others were injured by a lightning strike while they

Litchi business creates huge jobs in Rangpur division

The litchi business has been getting momentum creating huge jobs for thousands of male and

Dream flight for 30 under privileged children

One of the favorite funs of Sohel Rana, an under privileged kid growing up at government

Rajshahi marginal dairy farmers need milk marketing scope

Marginal and medium dairy farmers in the city and its outskirts need proper milk marketing scope

Youth found dead in Faridpur

Police recovered a bullet-hit body of a young man from Hothath Bazar in Sadar upazila

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal No-1

The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist

JU closed sine die, 42 students detained

Jahangirnagar University authorities have closed the university sine die and ordered the students to vacate the

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Does God exist? some scientists think they have proof

The question of whether a god exists is heating up in the 21st century.

Bride of ISIS: From 'happily ever after' to hell

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their "happily ever after" through a Muslim

India's anti-harassment squad : Helping or intruding

In Uttar Pradesh, a special police squad has been set up to fight eve

Why did Trump decide to attack Syria?

Just days before the New Hampshire primary last year, a must-win contest

A Mexican man was cleared of raping a girl because he didn’t enjoy it

For months after he learned in 2015 that his 17-year-old daughter was kidnapped outside a club

1st Japan birth achieved via egg

A woman unable to become pregnant with her own eggs due to illness has

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Razzak to get lifetime achievement award in Kolkata

Legendary actor Nayak Raj Razzak will be honored with thelifetime achievement award in Kolkata's Tele-Cine Awards on

Mithila models in new TVC

Lustrous model-actress Mithila is rarely seen appearing as a model in television commercials (TVCs). She for the last time

Caribbean pirates lands in Dhaka

Caribbean pirates are sailing ships and coming to the audience again with chilling adventure. The popular film franchise of

Disney's Bob Iger says the film hack threat was a hoax

You may remember Disney's boss revealing that hackers had threatened to leak one of the

SRK teams up with Anushka again; Katrina too onboard film

Anushka Sharma had a dream debut in Bollywood! The leggy lass were launched by the

[WATCH] Bond girl recalls Sir Roger Moore 'wowing' her during bedroom scene

His iteration of James Bond has become one of the most iconic in the

Portrait of Myanmar's 'Buddhist Bin Laden' chills Cannes

Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up

James Bond star Roger Moore dies of cancer

The family of former James Bond star Roger Moore says he has died aged 89

Tahmina Afreen's CD launched

CD containing songs, sung by Tahmina Afreen, a wellknown singer of Chittagong, and directed/composed by

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Rain brings relief to Dhaka dwellers

Light rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm swept different parts of the capital yesterday noon brought a little relief to the

Khaleda's trial for mine graft cleared

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will have to face trial for the Bara-pukuria coalmine graft charges as the Supreme Court

Chief Justice should resign: Farid Uddin

Chairman of Bangladesh Jamiatul Olama Moulana Farid Uddin Masud has commented that the Chief Justice should resign from his

BEA proposes Tk 914,789cr alternative budget

Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) has proposed Tk 914,789 crore alternative budget to build Bangladesh on the basis of the

SC statue removal protesters get bail

A Dhaka court has granted bail to four persons arrested in the case filed by police over Friday's demonstration

HC releases full verdict in blogger Rajib murder case

The High Court (HC) yesterday released its full verdict that awarded death sentence to two convicts in blogger Ahmed

Citizenship bill irks expats

Bangladeshi expatriates living abroad, especially in the UK, the USA, Canada and Australia, have demanded substantial changes in the

BNP enforces half-day hartal in Khulna

The half-day hartal, enforced by the Khulna district unit BNP protesting killing of its leader Alauddin Mithu, passed off

Nobody to take action against illegal stairs!

Ignoring the public demand of removing the stairs from Mayor Mohammad Hanif flyover, the fund-providing organization Orion Infrastru-cture Limited

BDDL deceiving clients for years

Building Design & Development Limited (BDDL) has been deceiving its clients for years by mal-motivating to purchase plots and



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